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Ein schwarzer Tag für alle Naturafarm-Schweine- und -Kälber-Produzenten: Coop will die Mengen kürzen oder gar ganz streichen. Das Naturafarm-Kalb stirbt, und die CNf-Schweine werden um 30 Prozent reduziert. «Naturafarm ist unser Bekenntnis zum Tierwohl. Tiere auf Naturafarm-Höfen können sich frei bewegen und nach draussen gehen. Im Stall gibt es separate Bereiche, wo sie fressen, schlafen und spielen können», schreibt Coop...
Renua boss paid €130,000 from State funds since taking helm Renua leader John Leahy. Picture: Mark Condren Renua Ireland leader John Leahy receives €65,000 each year from taxpayer funds. State funding for his party came to €477,000 over 2016 and 2017 despite Mr Leahy - an Offaly county councillor - being Renua's only elected representative. Mr Leahy began getting an annual salary of...
'Men built businesses for other men,' warns designer Lennon Sonya Lennon. Picture: Frank McGrath The gender pay gap is a "legacy" issue as men typically built businesses for other men in the past, according to fashion designer Sonya Lennon. The businesswoman is the founder of Dress for Success Dublin, which helps women at the interview stage so they can succeed in re-entering...
Richard Curran: 'Broadband plan is heading down yet another bog road dead end' Challenge: Minister for Communications Richard Bruton faces an uphill task to get the National Broadband plan back on track On the first day that Jim Hacker became a government minister in the classic British TV comedy series 'Yes Minister', his private secretary Bernard Woolley showed him around his...
Trump says up to 15,000 military troops could be sent to Mexico border A caravan of an estimated 4,000 people is still nearly 1,000 miles from the border. Hundreds of migrants are part of a caravan bound for the US-Mexico border (Oliver de Ros/AP) US President Donald Trump says the number of military troops deployed to the US-Mexican border could reach 15,000...
Farmers 'in the dark' over ANC 2019 plans Around 100,000 farmers are eligible for ANC payments The Department of Agriculture has not committed to a date for publishing the long-awaited review of the Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) scheme, and is continuing to engage with the EU Commission regarding the process. The in-depth review of ANC designations and payments will have to...
Tóibín suspended from Sinn Féin over his opposition to abortion law Peadar Tóibín is one of just two SF TDs who opposed repeal PEADAR Tóibín has been suspended from Sinn Féin for six months after he defied the party and voted against the legislation to allow abortion services in Ireland. Sinn Féin campaigned for a 'Yes' vote in the referendum to remove...
Tory MP stuck on train temporarily leaves Question Time a panellist short The show, airing on BBC One at 10.45 pm, was being filmed in Clacton-on-Sea. David Dimbleby (Richard Lewisohn/BBC/PA) The BBC’s flagship political debate programme faced going on air with a reduced line-up after a Conservative MP got stuck on a train. Liz Truss tweeted that she would be unable to make...
Making a murder: the secret to writing chilling crime fiction As a new festival celebrating the art of the detective novel kicks off in Dublin today, Caomhan Keane asks the experts how to create a super-sleuth Jane Casey says people on Twitter are normally happy to help with research 'Start writing, that's the key. Get your plot, ideas and characters down and...
Give women chance to hear foetal heart before abortion - TDs Peadar Tóibín and Carol Nolan, pictured, defied their party over the abortion issueSinn Féin's Peadar Tóibin Women seeking an abortion should be offered the chance to listen to a foetus's heartbeat, pro-life TDs have proposed. Women would also be given the opportunity to view an ultrasound under the plan. The group of...

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